ugly
1. [ adjective ] displeasing to the senses and morally revolting
Examples:

"an ugly face" "ugly furniture" "war is ugly"

Related terms: beautiful grotesque hideous disfigured unlovely unsightly ill-favored ill-favored scrofulous awkward unattractive displeasing beauty
2. [ adjective ] deficient in beauty
Examples:

"ugly gray slums"

Related terms: inaesthetic
3. [ adjective ] morally reprehensible
Synonyms: vile unworthy despicable
Examples:

"would do something as despicable as murder" "ugly crimes" "the vile development of slavery appalled them"

Related terms: evil
4. [ adjective ] threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments
Synonyms: ominous sinister threatening menacing minacious minatory forbidding baleful
Examples:

"a baleful look" "forbidding thunderclouds" "his tone became menacing" "ominous rumblings of discontent" "sinister storm clouds" "a sinister smile" "his threatening behavior"

Related terms: alarming
5. [ adjective ] inclined to anger or bad feelings with overtones of menace
Synonyms: surly
Examples:

"a surly waiter" "an ugly frame of mind"

Related terms: ill-natured
6. [ adjective ] provoking horror
Synonyms: frightful horrible horrifying atrocious
Examples:

"an atrocious automobile accident" "a frightful crime of decapitation" "an alarming, even horrifying, picture" "war is beyond all words horrible"- Winston Churchill "an ugly wound"

Related terms: alarming
Similar spelling:   ugli